Who cut off an old man's hand, and then murdered him? Inquiring minds want to know, and so does Scotland Yard. A low budget, independent British production with a large cast. The last fifteen seconds are...well, you'll have to see them for yourself. Directed by Henry Cass. UK release 1960. US release 1961. Complete print. PRODUCTION NOTE: Cast members Ray Cooney and Tony Hilton also co-wrote the screenplay. favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: mysteries, whodunits, Scotland Yard, '60s England, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Derek Bond, Tony Hilton, Ray...
The first of the Mr. Hook cartoon series, his main purpose was to sell war bonds. Hook is set a decade in the future, and he is telling his young son about his exploits during the war and how war bonds helped him defeat an evil Japanese pilot who was trying to attack the fleet. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Animation, Short
Smug reporter with dinky, bifurcated moustache aids young woman suspected of murder. Details in next edition. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Roger Pryor, Heather Angel, Ford Sterling, Jack La Rue, Franklin Pangborn, George 'Gabby' Hayes
A British espionage thriller set in French North Africa which costarrs James Mason and Carla Lehmann backed by a worthy supporting cast. The entirely fictional screenplay was inspired by a real event. First rate A-feature production values. The Print is in excellent condition. Directed by George King. Released in 1944 (UK & US). Complete print (US version). SPECIAL NOTE: This film is in the public domain because its release date makes it ineligible for GATT protection, and because the US... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: war dramas, espionage, thrillers, WW2, French North Africa, James Mason, Carla Lehmann, Walter...
Taken from IMDB : Hank Davis, foreman on a huge dam project, enlists the aid of his two flyer friends when a sinister figure known as The Black Ace leads his Mystery Squadron of masked pilots in an attempt to destroy the dam. Mystery Squadron: Chapter 1 - The Black Ace Mystery Squadron: Chapter 2 - The Fatal Warning Mystery Squadron: Chapter 3 - The Black Ace Strikes Mystery Squadron: Chapter 4 - Men of Steel Mystery Squadron: Chapter 5 - The Death Swoop Mystery Squadron: Chapter 6 - Doomed... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Aviation, Action Adventure, serial
Sonya Rokoff acting as a representative of a European importing firm hires Victor Poten (Bela Lugosi), a Eurasian mad scientist who hates both whites and Asians, to ruin the tourist trade in San Francisco's Chinatown. Rokoff soon realizes that Poten has become an unstoppable monster, beyond her control. Poten's nefarious activities draw the attention of newspaper reporter Joan Whiting and her novelist boyfriend Martin Andrews who begin to investigate the mysterious, and violent events in... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Serial, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick Martin is assigned to the case that everyone's true motives and identities are revealed. favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Taken from IMDB : A scientist discovers a formula for making synthetic gold, but before he can reveal the secret to his colleagues at the International Research Foundation, both he and the book in which he has written the formula disappear. Super-detective Craig Kennedy and his partner are called in to find both the scientists and the formula. The Clutching Hand: Chapter 1 - Who Is the Clutching Hand? The Clutching Hand: Chapter 2 - Shadows The Clutching Hand: Chapter 3 - House of Mystery The... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Serial, Action, Crime, Mystery
Taken from IMDB : A mysterious criminal known as The Whispering Shadow commits crimes by means of a gang he controls by television and radio rays. Jack Norton, whose brother was murdered by The Whispering Shadow, suspects that the eerie Professor Strang - whose ghostly wax museum contains figures far too lifelike - may be involved in the crimes. Chapter 1 - Master Magician Chapter 2 - The Collapsing Room Chapter 3 - The All-seeing Eye Chapter 4 - The Shadow Strikes Chapter 5 - Wanted for Murder... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Horror, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Serial
A British mystery. Alastair Sim: No, no, no, now stay out! Judy Gunn: Oh, you monster! Alastair Sim: Aye, from Loch Ness. favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Alastair Sim, mystery, Judy Gunn, Basil Sydney
Hanvey is a detective who's hired by an insurance company to find a missing emerald. He finds it, when he tries to turn it in, serious complications arise. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: emralds, mystery, feature films
The city's District Attorney is murdered, and a newspaper reporter investigates. He starts finding out that everything wasn't quite as cut and dried as it appeared to be. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance
In "I'm a Fool", James Dean plays "The Boy" aka "Walter Mathers" alongside Eddie Albert's on-screen narration of the same character. Natalie Wood appears in this "Fool", cast as the young woman Dean falls in love with. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Drama, Natalie Wood, James Dean
AKA "Sabotage Agent" A beautiful girl! A dangerous mission! A Brit (Robert Donat) who happens to be fluent in both Rumanian and German -- and a top-notch chemist into the bargain -- is sent behind enemy lines to destroy a poison gas factory. Starts off as a credible spy thriller, with the Nazis really earning audience hatred, then morphs into a James Bond-style fantasia, complete with an enormous secret underground factory and an overdone superweapon. But no hollow volcano. Thoroughly... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: poison gas, superscience, propaganda, espionage, sabotage, secret agent, undercover, factory,...
This print is sharper and with cleaner audio than the existing IA copy. All is not well on young Lord Lebanon's ancestral estate, what with his mother's constant nagging and the chauffeur turning up dead, in this Edgar Wallace mystery with a good cast and rising body count. (It's always amazed me our British friends were able to produce and release quality films like this during the most desperate days of the blitz.) Directed by George King UK release 1940 US release 1941 a.k.a. "The... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: mysteries, whodunits, old dark house, Edgar Wallace, Marius Goring, Penelpoe Dudley-Ward, Helen Haye
A mystery writer (Chester Morris) is determined to discover the identity of the "The Black Ace", a killer who always warns his intended victim, then leaves an ace of spades on the corpse as his calling card. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Mystery
The Phantom (1943) is a Columbia Pictures 15 chapter serial starring Tom Tyler in the title role. The serial is based on Lee Falk's comic strip The Phantom. The serial also features Jeanne Bates as the Phantom's girlfriend Diana Palmer, and Ace the Wonder Dog as the Phantom's trusty German shepherd Devil (who is a wolf in the original comic). Professor Davidson plans an expedition to find the Lost City of Zoloz. The location of the city is contained on seven pieces of ivory, three of which... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: The Phantom, Lee Falk, Serial, Cliffhanger, Tom Tyler
In 1661 Mexico, the Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico for witchcraft, necromancy, and other crimes. As he dies, the Baron swears vengeance against the descendants of the Inquisitors. 300 years later, a comet that was passing overhead on the night of the Baron's execution returns to earth, bringing with it the Baron in the form of a horrible, brain-eating monster that terrorizes the Inquisitor's descendants. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topic: horror 60's Spanish movie English dubbed
Anna Sten plays Nadine Nikolas, a Russian emigrant to the United States who is diligently studying for her citizenship qualification exam and employed as a laboratory assistant for a research chemist, Dr. Hite (Harry Davenport) who has developed a sort of pesticide that can also be a horribly lethal weapon. Some foreign power wants to get the formula, and the authorities suspect that Nadine is involved in the plot. She isn't, but she's ordered deported anyway. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Drama
Also Known As "Vanishing Corpses" A shot rings out in a darkened apartment; a woman screams and flees, tricking architect Jimmy McMillan into giving her a ride.... favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Romance
Captain Holling (Noah Beery) is relieved of command of his ship after he suffers a nervous breakdown. His replacement, Captain Downey (Boothe Howard), takes over the liner just as it is about to be used for an experiment in remote control. Professor Grimson (Ralph Lewis) has devised a system for controlling the ship from a laboratory on land. But as Grimson demonstrates the system and the special component that makes it work, a rival group is listening in, hoping to use the device for its own... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Adventure, Mystery
A man sentenced to death decides to come clean and tell the cops who hired him to do the killing. Just as he is about to confess he's killed by a poison dart. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: murder, mystery, feature films
A gang of street kids work with the FBI in to find and rescue their leader's father, a scientist who has been kidnapped by a terrorist group. Stars include: Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Bernard Punsly, and Kenneth Lundy among others. This crime drama is divided into 12 chapters. Part 1 contains chapters 1 and the first half of chapter 2. Part 1 chapter 1 and begin chaprter 2 Part 2 finish chapter 2, chapter 3, begin chapter 4 Part 3 finish chapter 4, chapter 5, chapter 6 Part 4 finish... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: G-Men, 1940, crime, drama
This version has improved video quality, and is minus the glitches in the other copy here at IA Murders in a London lodging house. An ensemble cast features Frieda Inescort, Paul Cavanaugh, Heather Angel, Bruce Lester, Miles Mander and Turhan Bey in his first film role. Directed by D Ross Lederman. Released in 1941. Complete print favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: mysteries, whodunits, old dark house, Frieda Inescort, Paul Cavanaugh, Heather Angel, Bruce Lester,...
This is the trailer for my favorite Bogart flick, The Big Sleep . It's my favorite for several reasons, but primarily because it introduced me to Raymond Chandler's excellent Novels . favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: murder, mystery, crime, Bogart, Bacall
This new transfer is sharper than and without the green cast of the existing IA copy. One of the enduring dramas of World War 2 is this fictional adventure of an RAF Wellington crew shot down over Nazi-occupied Holland. If some plot elements stretch credulity, remember this was a British home front morale booster produced during some of the darkest days of the war. Its solid cast and excellent production make it a must for fans of the genre. Co-directed by Emeric Pressburger & Michael... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: War dramas, adventures, WW2, RAF, Vickers Wellington, Dutch underground, Goffrey Tearle, Eric...
A valuable gem from India is stolen in an old dark mansion and it is up to Scotland Yard Inspector Cuff (Charles Irwin) to find out who did it among all the suspects who were in the house. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Mystery
byEd Nelson (as Edwin Nelson) & Roger Corman (uncredited)
This could be considered a rip off of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956) and Roger Corman's "It Conquered the World," except for something you will only discover by watching it, and it is worth watching. This is a surprisingly good little drive-in sci fi flick considering the extreme limitations of its $30,000 budget. Directed by Bruno VeSota. Released in 1958. a.k.a. "Keepers of the Earth" "The Keepers" "The Brain Snatchers" Complete... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: sci fi, horror, mind control, Ed Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, Joanna Lee, Cornelius Keefe, Leonard Nimoy
The World Gone Mad is a 1933 drama/horror film which pits the district attorney's office against crooks defrauding a corporation from within, unbeknownst to the company's owner. This film is in the public domain. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: 1930s, horror, corruption